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Carpet Picker Wins £4,600 for Hearing Loss

2017-09-05T13:13:52+01:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|

A woman who used to work for a carpet manufacturer has won compensation after being diagnosed with noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). She worked as a colour finder and later as a carpet picker for Woodward Grosvenor Co. Ltd in Kidderminster from 1978 until 1983. She was exposed to noise from the sizing and assessing machines, which [...]

12-Year-Old Boy Wins Compensation for Crash Injuries

2017-05-24T10:02:59+01:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|

A 12-year-old boy who suffered severe head injuries in a road accident has secured a compensation settlement that could be worth in excess of £10 million. The boy was just three months old and travelling in the front passenger seat of the vehicle when it was involved in a horrific collision. He sustained severe brain damage as well [...]

Buyer Beware Principle Means Compensation Denied

2015-11-02T12:10:54+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Moving Home & Conveyancing|

'Buyer beware' is a legal concept with which purchasers of goods and property have had to contend for centuries. It applies to most transactions where specific protection for purchasers is not provided under the law. It was rigorously applied in one recent case in which a couple paid £625,000 for a secluded home shortly before developers [...]

Teenager With the Mind of a Toddler Wins Millions From NHS

2015-10-26T10:55:11+00:00October 26th, 2015|Categories: Medical Negligence|

A teenager with cerebral palsy caused by an injury to his brain at birth has won the right to compensation from the NHS to pay for the lifetime of specialist care that he will need. The 18-year-old suffered oxygen starvation during his mother's labour. As a result, he has the strength of a man but the [...]

Botched Knee Replacement Pensioner Wins £380,000

2015-10-26T10:54:56+00:00October 26th, 2015|Categories: Medical Negligence|

A retired businessman, who has been plagued by severe pain and disability since botched knee replacement surgery, has achieved a settlement of his claim against the NHS Commissioning Board worth £380,000. The man, aged 79, had been on the NHS waiting list for a knee replacement before the board paid for him to undergo surgery at [...]

Judicial Mistake in DIY Divorce Settlement Rapidly Corrected

2021-05-20T11:00:26+01:00October 26th, 2015|Categories: Divorce & Family|

When a husband and wife split up, they amicably decided that maintenance would be paid by the husband to the wife for five years and agreed between themselves the main details of their other financial arrangements, leaving only some aspects to go before the court. However, when the financial settlement order was handed down by the [...]

Outdoor Occupations Can Cause Hearing Loss Too

2021-05-20T11:05:39+01:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury|

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is normally associated with operations that take place in a confined space, but outdoor work activities (such as using power tools) and even leisure pursuits such as shooting can cause NIHL. In a recent case, a refuse and recycling collector who had worked in his occupation for several years was found to [...]

Former Road Worker Wins £140,000 Damages

2021-05-20T11:30:20+01:00September 14th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury|

A man in his 30s has won compensation of more than £140,000 after he developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) as a result of using vibrating tools for many years. The man had worked as a road worker for 15 years and used vibrating tools such as pneumatic drills while resurfacing roads. Despite regularly using such [...]